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Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Spook and Destroy Bochum (2012)

This is a gem on its own as the stuff from Spook and Destroy were not played at every show for Calling All Corpses. (I love this EP). The set list is actually really long for this show (Halloween set) and the sound is great and the video quality is pretty sweet. Amazing set list and Wednesday 13 is full of energy, Jason West is hammering like a drum god and Troy Doebbler is head banging like a madman.  Another classic show!

Setlist

  1. Intro
  2. Rot for Me
  3. Halloween 13-13
  4. Calling All Corpses
  5. Scream Baby Scream
  6. MFTW
  7. From Here to the Hearse
  8. My Home Sweet Homicide
  9. The House by the Cemetery
  10. All American Massacre
  11. Haunt Me
  12. I Want You Dead
  13. I Wanna be Cremated
  14. Put Your Death Mask On
  15. Till Death Do Us Party
  16. Candle for the Devil
  17. I Walked with a Zombie
  18. Rambo
  19. I Love to Say Fuck
  20. Bad Things

Members

Wednesday 13
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Jack Tankersley
Jason “Shakes” West

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Calling All Corpses Houston (2011)

This was recorded near the beginning of the Calling All Corpses tour in 2011. This show is recorded really well, sure there is some bouncing but they are right in the pit (I Walked with a Zombie is nuts but it shows the energy of the show). The lighting of the show is very cool as we have smoke, lights, Wednesday 13 playing guitar (Scary Song/House by the Cemetery) and the classic skull shovel. This show is awesome and one of my favorite bootlegs.

Setlist

  1. Intro
  2. Calling All Corpses
  3. I Walked with a Zombie
  4. Scream Baby Scream
  5. Home Sweet Homicide
  6. Scary Song
  7. Happily Ever Cadaver
  8. Rambo
  9. Put Your Death Mask on
  10. I Want You Dead
  11. I Wanna be Cremated
  12. The House by the Cemetery
  13. 197666
  14. Till Death Do Us Party
  15. Bad Things
  16. Something Wicked this Way Comes

Members

Wednesday 13
Roman Surman
Jack Tankersley
Troy Doebbler
Jason “Shakes” West

 

Wednesday 13 – Bootleg Live Summer of Blood (2012)

This video bootleg is a gem as it was filmed and recorded during the Calling All Corpses tour in Nashville.  The show opens up with the ringmaster himself Wednesday 13 swinging his skull stick during the title track as he carries his ghouls through the set. Wednesday 13 is full of energy and so is this club. The set list is overflowing with classic tunes, the whole band is spot on, Wednesday 13 is very active with the crowd, Rick Flair “Whoohoos” and the waving of a machine gun during Rambo. This is a classic show and one of favorites.

Setlist

  1. Calling All Corpses
  2. I Walked with a Zombie
  3. Scream Baby Scream
  4. Home Sweet Homicide
  5. All American Massacre
  6. From Here From an Hearse
  7. I Want You Dead
  8. Curse of Me
  9. House by the Cemetery
  10. Candle for the Devil
  11. Put Your Death Mask On
  12. Till Death Do Us Party
  13. I Wanna be Cremated
  14. 197666
  15. Rambo
  16. I Love to Say Fuck
  17. Bad Things

Members

Wednesday 13
Roman Surman
Troy Doebbler
Jack Tankersley
Jason “Shakes” West

 

 

 

 

 

Jason “Shakes” West

Jason “Shakes” West (2011 –  2014/ 2019)

Jason “Shakes” West came from a support drummer for Sebastian Bach,  he joined as a drummer for Wednesday 13 during the end of the Murderdolls tour for Women and Children Last, after that  they regrouped to record Calling All Corpses in 2011 . He did the record and finished the tour.

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(Jason Shakes West during Calling all Corpses era)

He was also part of the band during the recording of the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012. He continued in the band in 2013 for The Dixie Dead and also continued that tour to the end .

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In 2015 Jason did the recording of the drums for Wednesday 13 for Monsters of the Universe. He did the first part of the tour but was replaced by the keyboardist Kyle Castronovo, who took over the drum role and went on with Evil United.

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Jason “Shakes” West

Jason got asked to fill in behind the drum kit in early 2019 on the Cradle of Filth support tour as Kyle had to leave for a few weeks for a family matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Doebbler

Troy Doebbler ( 2012 – Present)

Troy Doebbler came form the band Cult to Follow and  joined as a bassist for Wednesday 13 when recording Calling All Corpses replacing Nate Manor. He finished the tour with the band for Calling All Corpses and stayed in the band since. He was also part of the band for the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012.

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In 2013 he recorded and toured with Wednesday 13 for The Dixie Dead record. After that tour was finished once again was in the studio with Wednesday 13 to record the next record.

In 2015 they released Monsters of the Universe: Come and Out and Plague. He did the full tour again as the bassist for the band.

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(Troy Doebbler on the right)

In 2017 Troy continued with the band as the bassist and did the recording of Condolences and also was part of the support tour for that record.

(Troy Doebbler on the left during the Condolences era)

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set.

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

In 2019 Wednesday 13 released a few singles off the new record Necrophaze. The first being Zodiac which they played live a few times before, Decompose, Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Necrophaze.

(Wednesday 13 and Troy)

In September the record Necrophaze was released with the same members as before in the band W13, Roman, Troy, Jack and Kyle. Even this time on the record it has guest singers and the other members had more of a role in the writing.

In 2020 when everything was on hold due to COVID-19 Troy started to make and sell jewelry on Depop.com. along with other items he had lying around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Tankersley

Jack Tankersley (2010  – Present)

Jack Tankersley joined Wednesday 13  first as a member of Gunfire’76 as he replaced Dave Musselman on guitar in 2010. When the Murderdolls needed a bassist to help support the Women and Children Last tour in 2010. He left Bullets and Octane and joined the band and finished the tour. When the band disbanded he joined Wednesday 13 on his solo efforts as a guitarist.

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Jack was involved in 2011 recording and touring of Calling All Corpses and finished that tour.

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He also was part of the EP Spook and Destroy in 2012, The Dixie Dead was recorded and toured in 2013, Undead Unplugged as he played guitar.

 

(Jack Tankersley on the left during Undead Unplugged)

Monster of the Universe: Come on Out and Plague in 2015 was recorded and he toured yet again with the band.

Jack continued with the band in 2017 by being the guitarist for the band during the recording of Condolences and did the supporting tour for that CD.

 

(Jack Tankersley during the Condolences era)

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set.

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

(Jack and girlfriend Dani Divine )

In 2019 Wednesday 13 released a few singles off the new record Necrophaze. The first being Zodiac which they played live a few times before, Decompose, Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Necrophaze.

In September the record Necrophaze was released with the same members as before in the band W13, Roman, Troy, Jack and Kyle. Even this time on the record it has guest singers and the other members had more of a role in the writing.

In 2020 when everything became on hold due to COVID-19 Jack started to sell stickers of himself and guitar pics to make extra money.

Much like Roman Surman, Jack Tankersley has been a solid member of Wednesday 13 for sometime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Surman

Roman Surman (2006 – Present)

Roman Surman was a long time time guitar tech for Wednesday 13 before he joined him in 2006 in the Bourbon Crow project. H was also involved in assitanting in the short video called Weirdo A-Go-Go in 2008.

In 2009 he joined Wednesday 13 in his glam metal project called Gunfire 76. He was part of the band and recorded and toured for the record Casualties and Tragedies and did the First Blood Tour.

(Roman during Gunfire’76 project)

In 2010 Joey Jordison and Wednesday 13 decided to bring back Murderdolls and Roman was asked to be a supporting guitarist for that tour also for Women and Children Last.  After the band broke up Wednesday 13 decided to Roman had become a major guitarist in his recordings so he added him to his solo projects.

(Roman and Joey in the Murderdolls)

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Wednesday 13 next record was called Calling All Corpses in which Roman was also part of the record and tour. He was also involved in the EP Spook and Destroy.

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In 2011 he toured with the Wednesday 13 band and has been a member since. He was involved also in The Dixie Dead record and tour,

 

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Also recorded and toured for the Undead Unplugged tour.

In 2015 Wednesday 13 released his first non horror solo record called Monsters of the Universe : Come on Out and Plague. He wrote Planet Eater: Interstellar 187 which was the first time that someone on one of Wednesday 13’s records was involved in the writing process.

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(Roman during the Monsters Tour 2015)

Roman continued with Wednesday 13 with the recording of Condolences in 2017 and once again held the reign of the main guitarist of the band for that tour.

(Roman and W13 during Condolences era)

October 2018 Wednesday 13 did his Halloween again in the UK but this time he split it up over the weekend. The Friday night they did Skeletons from beginning to end to celebrate the 10th anniversary. (also Roman proposed to his girlfriend Shelly D’ Inferno on stage)The Saturday night Wednesday 13 did a special Frankenstein Drag Queens Set. That night Shelly proposed to Roman in drag.

(Roman and Shelley)

Beginning of 2019 they started to tour again with the band but this time joined as a opener with Cradle of Filth. (with side opener Raven Black). His set list was dropped to  a smaller one as they toured North America again as a opening band.

In 2019 Wednesday 13 released a few singles off the new record Necrophaze. The first being Zodiac which they played live a few times before, Decompose, Bring Your Own Blood and the title track Necrophaze.

In September the record Necrophaze was released with the same members as before in the band W13, Roman, Troy, Jack and Kyle. Even this time on the record it has guest singers and the other members had more of a role in the writing.

In 2020 when everything was placed on hold due to COVID-19 Roman started to sell more of his guitar pics, stickers and even t-shirts of himself online to make extra money.

Wednesday 13 has said it before that Roman Surman is like a brother and he uses him as the man to listen to songs and tracks and correct him as second ear for his music. Roman is still a current member of the Wednesday 13 band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 – Calling All Corpses (2011)

In 2011 Wednesday 13 recorded his fourth solo record called Calling All Corpses. The cover of the recording was a comic like 70s feel of horror comics done by  D.A Frizell.

Wednesday 13 changed his band up a bit from the Skeletons line up. This was the first recording for his solo efforts with guitarist Roman Surman, which grew into a longer relationship in his efforts.

The sound and songs on this record had changed as the back vocals become louder and the songs themselves had more of hard feel to them then the past recordings but it still stay true to the horror like themes. He did a large tour to support the record as the title track became a huge opener to the show to set the presence of the show. Wednesday 13 would walk upon the stag in his top hat and dress vest as the ringmaster of this the strange odd freak show on stag.

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Track List

1 Blood Fades to Black (Intro)
2 I Wanna Be Cremated
3 Ghoul of My Dreams
4 One Knife Stand
5 Calling All Corpses
6 Miss Morgue
7 Silver Bullets
8 Bad at Being Human
9 London After Midnight
10 Candle for the Devil
11 We All Die
12 Something Wicked This Way Comes
13 Blood Fades to Black (Reprise) (Outro)

Band Members

Wednesday 13 – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Roman Surman – Guitar
Jack Tankersley – Guitar
Troy Doebbler – Bass
Jason “Shakes” West – Drums

Personal View – This record is a cross between Fang Bang and the a new direction of back vocal sounds that is shown in the next few records. The record is not as heavy and some of tracks are a tad weaker like One Knife Stand and Bad at Being Human.

But  many of the songs on this are strong like anthems for example Calling All Corpses, I Wanna Be Cremated, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Miss Morgue, Silver Bullets and Ghoul of My Dreams.  This record is pretty decent overall as sounds like Something Wicked This Way  and the title track just might be some of his best works.